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6 words that have a different meaning if you’re a British Muslim

Fast:

Typical definition: Speeding up, going at a quicker rate.

What it means when you’re a British Muslim: Not eating from sunrise to sunset.

Basically eyeing up your mate’s food at lunchtime, and gorging when

the sun goes down.

 

Brother/sister:

Typical definition: Your sibling – Duh!

What it means when you’re a British Muslim: What you call fellow Muslims

 

Scarf:

Typical definition: That thing you wrap around your neck when it’s

cold, or for fashion.

What it means when you’re a British Muslim: The material

Muslim women use to cover their hair.

 

Date:

Typical definition: Two people getting together for a meal or a drink, in the hopes of starting a relationship.

What it means when you’re a British Muslim: A dried fruit that you’re force-fed (probably by your grandmother) to break your fast after a very halal day of no food, or relationships.

 

Friday:

Typical definition: The start of the weekend, time to chill!

What it means when you’re a British Muslim: Off to the mosque to pray!

 

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